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MCC’s Funderburk, Suddreth earn All-American honors

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The 2017 NJCAA All-American baseball teams have been announced and Mesa's Kody Funderburk and Jake Suddreth have earned spots among the nation’s best. (Courtesy of MCC)

The 2017 NJCAA All-American baseball teams have been announced and Mesa’s Kody Funderburk and Jake Suddreth have earned spots among the nation’s best.

Kody Funderburk. (Courtesy of MCC)

Sophomore Funderburk earned a spot on the first team. The big first baseman tortured ACCAC pitching all season, tallying a .400 batting average with a .651 slugging percentage and a .504 on-base percentage. He hammered eight homeruns on the season while knocking in 55 RBIs and drawing 40 walks. Funderburk had 15 doubles and five triples while scoring 44 runs. Funderburk has signed on to play at Dallas Baptist next season.

Mesa’s closer Suddreth earned a spot on the second team. The big right-hander finished the season as the national leader in saves with 16, which also set a Thunderbird record for saves. Suddreth posted a 3-2 overall record with 61 strikeouts while only allowing 11 walks. He had a 1.63 ERA in 49.2 innings pitched. Suddreth has signed on the to play at Brigham Young University next season.

Jake Suddreth. (Courtesy of MCC)

This is the 20th and 21st player in MCC baseball’s illustrious history to earn All-American honors.

Visit NJCAA All-Americans to see the complete list of NJCAA All-Americans.

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